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Is the Traffic Education Program right for you?

A few years ago counties around South Carolina began establish the Traffic Education Program (also called TEP). This program is designed to help drivers who have received a routine traffic ticket keep ...
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How Many Points Can I Have on My Driving Record?

When drivers in South Carolina are found guilty of traffic offenses or commit traffic-related crimes, they end up with points on their driving records. These are negative points that are issued by the ...
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James R. Snell, Jr. Presents to Members of Lexington County Bar Association

On October 16, 2014, attorney James R. Snell, Jr., presented during a continuing legal education program to the members of the Lexington County Bar Association. Mr. Snell's presentation was ...
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South Carolina's New Texting While Driving Law

On June 6, 2009, South Carolina's new texting while driving law went into effect. This law creates a new statute, S.C. Code § 56-5-3890, and is listed along with other laws regarding the ...
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Penalties for Driving Under Suspension in Lexington, SC

In the state of South Carolina, your driver's license could be suspended for a number of different reasons. These include accumulating 12 or more points on your driving record, driving without ...
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Leaving the Scene of an Accident in South Carolina

As you may know, you not only have a moral, but legal responsibility to stop and render aid when you have been involved in a traffic accident. Whether the accident resulted in serious injury to the ...
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South Carolina's SPMJ Charge

If you have been arrested or cited for SPMJ in South Carolina this abbreviation stands for Simple Possession of Marijuana. This is a criminal charge whether or not you were arrested and taken to jail, ...
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South Carolina ABC Violation Tickets

This article discusses South Carolina's ABC Violation Tickets otherwise known as open container of liquor. South Carolina actually has two open container laws - one for beer and wine and the other ...
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Can you receive PTI for a DUI?

Pre-trial Intervention, or PTI, is a program sponsored by the prosecutor's office in each South Carolina judicial circuit. As a diversion program it is an alternative to prosecution in Court. ...
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Can you appeal from Traffic Court?

In South Carolina you have an absolute legal right to appeal from a verdict or plea of guilty made in any Traffic Court.When you appeal you are asking a higher Court to reconsider legal decisions made ...
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Too Fast for Conditions - South Carolina's "Catch All" Traffic Ticket

Highway Patrol and other police officers in South Carolina routinely charge people with driving too fast for conditions after an accident. This charge is frequently overused by law enforcement and ...
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Advice to Avoid Being Stopped By the Police

Many serious arrests are made after a police traffic stop. This includes service of arrest warrants, drug possession and weapons violation. Even without these concerns getting pulled over is a ...
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What to do if you are Involved in a Fatal Car Accident

As a criminal defense lawyer I am always concerned when I have a client who is involved in a car accident resulting in a fatality. These accidents are routinely aggressively investigated by law ...
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What is the law on running a stop sign in South Carolina?

Running a stop sign in South Carolina is a serious traffic offense. The violation carries 4 license points in addition to a fine. If you are convicted of a stop sign violation the officer or judge ...
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South Carolina Handicapped Parking Tickets

Recently for the first time I provided a consultation regarding a violation of S.C. Code § 56-3-1970 (" Free Parking for Handicapped Persons "). I thought this would be a good post for ...
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Driver arrested after speeding at 140 MPH

A man was arrested in Portland, Oregon, after videotaping the speedomoter of his car while driving more than 140 miles per hour. The man intended on posting the video on YouTube. Instead he ended up ...
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